Lucky Old Sons
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Lucky Old Sons

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF
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"Review of “Friendly Valley,” by the Lucky Old Sons"

(English Translation)

Away from the current Neo-Rockabilly or Psychobilly style, Matt Davis (piano, bass, vocal), Frank Bauer (sax, vocal), Steve Bauer (mandoline, vocal) and Corey Woodruff (percussion, vocal) immerse themselves in the influence of Louisiana with some real Rock'n'Roll Orleans era style (“Make a Difference”, “AFM”, and “Scaredy Cat”), as well as two others, “Orange Pickin' Time” and “Strawberry” that meld the piano-playing style of Jerry Lee Lewis with the sax style of Fats Domino. For good measure they add “In the Right Direction” with sax that sounds like a Charlie Rich track from the 60’s and should become very popular, a medium ballad “Friendly Valley”, half Country-half 60’s Teen Rock, a superb waltz “Grand Avenue”, the melodious Teen Rock “Rapunzel” and a slow one, “Just for Fun”, in the style of Donna, that sends shivers up your spine as you listen to it. They succeed in not having one weak track amongst the ten (pity there were not more). A great find for lovers of music from the pelican state. - Rock-n-Roll Revue Magazine N. 51 (France), October/November/December 2009 issue

"Friendly Valley Review"

Le Cri du Coyote N°116 (French publication)
April – May 2010

(English Translation)

LUCKY OLD SONS : Friendly Valley
Although Matt Davis (piano, bass, vocal), Frank Bauer (bass, vocal) and Corey Woodruff (drums, vocal) come to us from St. Louis, Missouri; Louisiana influences show in the Rock’n’Roll New Orleans style of their numbers (Make a Difference, A.F.M., and Scaredy Cat) as well as Orange Pickin' Time and Strawberry, that mix the styles of Jerry Lee Lewis piano with a Fats Domino sax. For good measure they add to these In The Right Direction which sounds like a 1960s Charlie Rich perked up with a Sax, a half-country/half-1960s teen rock Friendly Valley, a great waltz Grand Avenue, the melodious teen-rock Rapunzel, the slow number, Just for Fun, a la Donna, which gives you shivers as you listen to it. Not one weak track out of the ten – pity that there aren’t more. (Review by Bernard Boyat)

*Friendly Valley received the “Cri du Coeur” (Cry of the Heart) Award in this publication, which indicates a top notch grade. - Le Cri du Coyote N°116


Friendly Valley, 2009 release



The Lucky Old Sons is a St. Louis based band focused on the piano driven rock and country music from the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired by the piano styles of Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnnie Johnson, and Ray Charles, to name a few, the group also writes and records original music along the same lines.

The band features Matt Davis, piano/vocals; Frank Bauer, tenor saxophone/vocals; Corey Woodruff, drums; and Steve Bauer, electric mandolin/vocals.

The Lucky Old Sons are an approved Missouri Touring Performer, appointed by the Missouri Arts Council. The band performs at various venues in and around the St. Louis area and has experience performing at festivals, weddings, corporate events, and private parties. A one-hour educational program highlighting important figures in early rock-n-roll is also available.